What’s a hippocampus? Psychologists know that it’s a part of the brain, and that it got its name because it’s shaped like a seahorse. This is true, but there’s more. As it turns out, the way the hippocampus got its name tells us much about what it is capable of, and what it does for us.
While it’s true the hippocampus of the br
As I think about the meaning of Veteran on this Veteran’s Day, I am reminded of the core values of all veterans. The US Navy and Marine Corps list Honor, Courage and Commitment. The US Army emphasizes Loyalty, Duty, Respect and Selfless Service. The US Air Force, my favorite, embraces Integrity, Service before Self and Excellence i
Sometimes when a hypnotherapist induces hypnosis, the client appears to have fallen asleep. This may not actually be sleep as we know it, but rather it may be a signal that this client is what we call a somnambulist. These folks go very deeply, very quickly, into a hypnotic trance or into a dissociative state. Our research in over thirty years
Individuals that suffer from PTSD commonly complain of insomnia and related sleep disorders. Not enough sleep, or sleep that is not restful enough, can contribute to other symptoms of stress and trauma. One group of people who suffer inordinately from PTSD related insomnia is combat veterans.
It has become clear in recent years that there are degrees of wounding in traumatization, some being more pervasive and complicated than others. One attempt to distinguish between them is the distinction between trauma and complex trauma, or PTSD